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Man charged over Edinburgh mosque fire attack

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Image caption Central Mosque in Potterrow was damaged after an object was thrown at it in the early hours of Sunday morning

A 28-year-old man has been charged in connection with a fire attack at an Edinburgh mosque.

Edinburgh Central Mosque, in the Potterrow area, suffered minor fire damage to the door and the garden after an object was thrown at the building at about 02:10 on Sunday.

Police Scotland are treating the fire-raising as a hate crime.

The arrested man is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday.

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